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Ballet North Texas Is Back Live With Night On The Trinity

Ballet North Texas kicks off their 2020-2021 season Saturday, Sept. 26 with Night on the Trinity.

Nicolina Lawson, Artistic Director, Ballet North Texas

BNT’s artistic director Nicolina Lawson says the Trinity River is the inspiration for the company’s program of classical and contemporary dance because the ancient North Texas river... | Read More

7 Things To Know About The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Director Fabio Luisi

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s new season includes many changes amid the pandemic, not the least of which is new music director Fabio Luisi. The Italian-born conductor’s debut has been highly-anticipated following former music director Jaap Van Zweden’s decade-long tenure with the DSO. 

Luisi opened the season with an all-Beethoven concert series in early September. In his... | Read More

Video Installation Lights Up Sweet Pass Sculpture Park

Every day on Art&Seek, we’re talking to people who have tips on art in the time of social distancing.  Share yours with us on Facebook, Instagram, or @artandseek on Twitter.  Click above to hear Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns with Sweet Pass Sculpture Park share their tip with KERA’s Nilufer Arsala. 

“Breath Ascent Reveal” and “All I Have” are on view... | Read More

Ellen Once Again Reminds Us It’s Likely Everything Will Be OK

Art&Seek is highlighting new music from North Texas every Thursday. Click above to hear me talk with North Texas singer/songwriter Ellen Once Again for our new Music Minute, which airs on KERA FM and KXT 91.7. For more local music, tune in to the KXT Local Show at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. And tell us what you’ve been listening to on Facebook, Instagram or @artandseek on Twitter.

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The Dallas Movie ‘This World Won’t Break’ – And How It Got Made

Josh Jordan spent four years making his first film, the new Dallas-based movie, This World Won’t Break. KERA’s Jerome Weeks reports those years were full of typical, first-time, movie-making hassles and hard work.

And then came the near-murder.

In This World Won’t Break, North Texas singer-songwriter Greg Schroeder plays Wes Milligan, an aging musician who’s... | Read More

Drive In To This Parking Lot For Dance From Agora Artists

Located in a former church, Arts Mission Oak Cliff is designed to be a different kind of sanctuary, one for creatives and for the surrounding community. Now their parking lot is too.

The AMOC Parking Lott Series, named for founders Lola and Todd Lott,  kicks off this weekend.

Agora Artists, an arts organization serving the local dance community by creating more opportunities... | Read More

Parks, Cultural Centers And Libraries ‘Need More Love’ In City Budget, Activists Say

On a hot September afternoon, Susana Margarita Cruz hands out water bottles, fruit and protein bars to a group of about 15 Dallas residents she’s leading on a hike through The Great Trinity Forest located in South Dallas.

“OMG have an orange…Y’all grab a Kind bar. You know I’m Mexicana and I can’t get away without feeding people,” Cruz shouts from her... | Read More

Van Cliburn Piano Competition Postponed Until 2022

For the first time in nearly 60 years, the Cliburn International Piano competition is being postponed. The contest for young pianists, held every four years since 1962, had been scheduled for next June. Now, because of the pandemic, it will be held in June of 2022.

Cliburn president, Jacques Marquis, said the decision was not difficult.

“I believe that the audience is a... | Read More

Seen Any Good Movies Lately? Dallas VideoFest Wants To Talk Film With You

Every day on Art&Seek, we’re talking to people who have tips on virtual art experiences. Share yours with us on Facebook, Instagram or @artandseek on Twitter. Click above to hear Bart Weiss, Director of Dallas VideoFest and Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts at UT Arlington. share his tip with KERA’s Nilufer Arsala. 

Bart Weiss, Director of... | Read More

Looking Back At Media, Race And Racism In Dallas

In 1992, Bob Ray Sanders was the most-hated talk show host at the conservative radio station KLIF-AM in Dallas. He was the first Black host and addressed a predominantly white audience. 

Frame of Mind opens with “At The Crossroads…Again” Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 p.m. on KERA TV. Here’s this year’s Frame of Mind lineup.

Some of its audience members... | Read More

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